2024 Canadian Open: Day 2 Prelims Recap


Day 2 of the Canadian Swimming Open will be another action-packed one with some key events on the docket, led by the 100 freestyle which offers extra intrigue with relay qualifying opportunities on the line come the 2024 Olympic Trials.


  • Women’s Para 100 free
  • Men’s Para 100 free
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s Para 50 back
  • Men’s Para 50 back*
  • Women’s 50 back
  • Men’s 50 back
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Women’s Para 100 breast
  • Men’s Para 100 breast
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 50 fly
  • Men’s 50 fly

*No swimmers currently entered

Penny Oleksiak, Maggie MacNeil and Summer McIntosh highlight the women’s 100 free, while Mary-Sophie Harvey will also be in the field coming off her personal best showing in the 200 free last night.

The men’s event will feature veterans Yuri Kisil and Javier Acevedo, with Kisil, 28, having featured on Canada’s last two 400 free relays at the Olympics.

Ingrid Wilm headlines the women’s 50 back coming off winning bronze in the event at the 2024 World Championships, while Acevedo is the top seed in the men’s event as the National Record holder. Finlay Knox is notably swimming out of Heat 1 with no entry time.

McIntosh will be back in the pool later in the session in the 100 breast, with rising talent Alexanne Lepage the top seed and other names vying for a potential berth in Paris, Shona Branton and Kelsey Wog, will also feature.

Knox will also race the men’s 100 breast, with Olympian Gabe Mastromatteo being the top seed.

The 50 fly is the last event of the session with youngster Mia West and veteran Stephen Calkins the top seeds.


  • Canadian Para Record S5: 1:32.41, Alisson Gobeil (2023)
  • Canadian Para Record S7: 1:13.97, Tess Routliffe (2016)
  • Canadian Para Record S10: 58.14, Aurelie Rivard (2021)
  1. Jaime Cosgriffe – S10 (OAK), 1:04.36 (827 points)
  2. Yang Tan – S7 (OAK), 1:16.99 (785 points)
  3. Jessica Tinney – S5 (AJAX), 1:46.25 (468 points)

Oakville Aquatic Club’s Jaime Cosgriffe qualified 1st in the women’s para 100 free with a time of 1:04.36, earning her 827 points with her S10 classification.

Cosgriffe set a personal best of 1:03.93 in early March at the Winter Ontario Championships.


  • Canadian Para Record S8: 1:00.78, Reid Maxwell (2024)
  1. Edward Major-Gingras – S8 (EBSC), 1:13.68 (535 points)

With Philippe Vachon disqualified, Edward Major-Gingras was the lone swimmer to register a result in the men’s para 100 free, as the S8 swimmer clocked 1:13.68 for 535 para points.

The Ernestown Barracudas product owns a best time of 1:11.48 set in March.


  • Canadian Record: 52.59, Penny Oleksiak (2021)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 53.61
  1. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAMO), 54.51
  2. Penny Oleksiak (TSC) 54.67
  3. Summer McIntosh (SYS), 54.74
  4. Maggie MacNeil (LAC), 55.38
  5. Rebecca Smith (CASC), 55.48
  6. Ella Jansen (HPCONT), 55.48
  7. Sylvia Statkevicius (ESWIM), 56.00
  8. Jenna Walters (GMAC), 56.05
  9. Delia Lloyd (ESWIM), 56.16
  10. Danielle Hanus (RAPID), 56.20

Mary-Sophie Harvey carried her momentum from last night’s finals into this morning’s session as she claimed the top seed in the women’s 100 free, using the fastest back half in the field (27.75) to clock 54.51.

Harvey set her lifetime best of 54.26 last month racing in France, a time that ranks her 2nd in Canada for the 2023-24 season.

The fastest swimmer in the country this season is Maggie MacNeil, who blasted a PB of 53.64 en route to Pan Ams gold in October. MacNeil topped the first circle-seeded heat to advance 4th overall in 55.38.

Rio Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak broke 55 seconds for the first time in two years to advance 2nd in 54.67, touching a close 2nd to Harvey in the last heat. Oleksiak swam the event for the first time in 2024 at the Westmont Pro Swim in March, finishing in 55.01.

Summer McIntosh won her heat in a time of 54.74, just shy of her season-best 54.48 set in February.


  • Canadian Record: 47.27, Brent Hayden (2009)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 48.34

Incomplete results

  1. Jere Hribar (LSU), 48.90
  2. Javier Acevedo (AJAX), 50.20
  3. Leandro Odorici (GTCH), 50.63
  4. Yuri Kisil (CASC) / James Ward (UNVAR), 50.73
  5. Ricky Balduccini (GTCH), 50.97
  6. Ethan Ekk (ATAC), 51.19
  7. Luka Cvetko (ND), 51.25
  8. Hocine Feddag (CAMO), 51.38
  9. Blake Tierney (GOLD), 51.39

Results of the final heat have yet to be updated.

Prior to the final heat, Croatian native and rising LSU sophomore Jere Hribar held the top time at 48.90, marking his first time under the 49-second barrier.

Hribar came into the meet with a best time of 49.10, and will be aiming for the Olympic qualifying time of 48.34 in the final.

Brazilian native Leandro Odorici, who was competing at Men’s NCAAs for Georgia Tech, was second-fastest in 50.63, which appears to be his first time sub0-51.

Former OSU Buckeye James Ward matched Cascade’s Yuri Kisil for the #3 time in 50.73. An Australian native, Ward does not appear to have competed in 2024 until this meet.


  • Canadian Para Record S4: 57.07, Joelle Rivard (2005)
  • Canadian Para Record S5: 55.91, Alisson Gobeil (2023)
  1. Jordan Tucker – S4 (RCAQ), 1:05.23 (504 points)
  2. Hannah Burns – S4 (LAC), 1:09.78 (429 points)
  3. Jessica Tinney – S5 (AJAX), 1:02.62 (410 points)

Jordan Tucker‘s 1:05.23 in the women’s para 50 back was good to claim the top seed in the three-swimmer field, as she scored 504 para points to top Hannah Burns and Jessica Tinney. Tinney was quicker at 1:02.62, but with her S5 classification, only scored 410 para points.


  • Canadian Record: 27.18, Kylie Masse (2022)
  1. Ingrid Wilm (CASC), 28.30
  2. Delia Lloyd (ESWIM), 28.67
  3. Madison Kryger (BROCK), 29.24
  4. Leah Tigert (TSC), 29.78
  5. Sophie Kissuk (ESWIM), 30.23
  6. Halayna Montrichard (BRANT), 30.45
  7. Harper Lipton (NYAC), 30.46
  8. Jenna Walters (GMAC), 30.55
  9. Siporah Sang (LAC), 30.60
  10. Nethaya Mahadana Arachchi (OTTER), 30.75

Ingrid Wilm comfortably paced the women’s 50 back heats in a time of 28.30, coming off her bronze medal-winning effort of 27.61 at the 2024 World Championships.

Wilm owns a personal best time of 27.37 set in May 2023.

The only other swimmer in the field sub-29 was Etobicoke’s Delia Lloyd, who logged a time of 28.67.

Lloyd was a finalist in the event at the 2023 World Juniors, hitting a best time of 28.46 to place 5th in the final.

2008-born Madison Kryger advanced 3rd in 29.24, undercutting her previous best of 29.35 set last August. Kryger was impressive last night in the 100 back, placing 5th and breaking 1:01 and moving into #5 all-time in the 15-16 age group in Canada.


  1. Finlay Knox (SCAR), 25.47
  2. Cole Pratt (CASC), 26.22
  3. Blake Tierney (GOLD), 26.37
  4. Javier Acevedo (AJAX), 26.39
  5. Raben Dommann (HPCVN), 26.59
  6. Loic Courville Fortin (CAMO), 26.60
  7. Parker Deshayes (CASC), 26.71
  8. Andrew Herman (TSC), 26.77
  9. Ramy Ghaziri (LMRL), 26.89
  10. Aidan Hill (MACC), 27.40

Finlay Knox fired off the top time of the morning in the men’s 50 back by a wide margin, clocking 25.47 out of Heat 1 to dismantle his previous best of 26.26 set in 2019.

Eight swimmers trailed Knox in the 26s, led by Cascade’s Cole Pratt, who went 26.22 to mark his fastest swim since 2021.


  • Canadian Record: 1:05.74, Annamay Pierse (2009)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 1:06.79
  1. Alexanne Lepage (UCSC), 1:07.72
  2. Shona Branton (WES), 1:07.97
  3. Kelsey Wog (UMAN), 1:08.33
  4. Sophie Angus (HPCONT), 1:08.49
  5. Ashley McMillan (GO), 1:10.41
  6. Madyson Hartway (SYS), 1:11.32
  7. Summer McIntosh (SYS), 1:11.62
  8. Halle West (MANTA), 1:11.65
  9. Tessa Cieplucha (MAC), 1:12.08
  10. Kamila Blanchard (PCSC), 1:12.22

Alexanne Lepage led a competitive field in the women’s 100 breast, qualifying first into the final in a time of 1:07.72.

Lepage is the fastest swimmer in Canada this season, setting a PB of 1:06.58 en route to winning World Junior gold in September.

Lepage was followed closely by Shona Branton, who touched in 1:07.97. Branton is only .01 slower than Lepage this season, hitting a time of 1:06.59 in late January in Luxembourg.

Last month, Branton beat Lepage head-to-head at the U SPORTS Championships (1:07.64 to 1:08.07).

Olympian Kelsey Wog was 3rd in 1:08.33, and multi-time Worlds medalist Sophie Angus was 4th in 1:08.49.

Like Lepage and Branton, Angus has been sub-1:07 this season, making the 2024 World Championship final in February and setting a PB of 1:06.66.


  • Canadian Record: 59.85, Scott Dickens (2012)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 59.49
  1. Apollo Hess (HPCONT), 1:02.25
  2. Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS), 1:02.34
  3. Finlay Knox (SCAR), 1:02.42
  4. Justice Migneault (HPCVN), 1:02.63
  5. Jordan Willis (MACC), 1:02.94
  6. Kristaps Mikelsons (LAT), 1:03.42
  7. Brodie Khajuria (AJAX), 1:04.11
  8. Graeme Aylward (TSC), 1:04.51
  9. Kiet Kong (MAC), 1:04.54
  10. Leandro Odorici (GTCH), 1:04.63

HPC – Ontario’s Apollo Hess led a group of five men sub-1:03 in the heats of the 100 breast, logging a time of 1:02.25 to mark his fastest swim since setting his PB of 1:01.72 last March at the Canadian Trials.

Tokyo Olympian Gabe Mastromatteo advanced 2nd in 1:02.34, and Finlay Knox was 1:02.42 shortly after his 50 back performance.

Mastromatteo and Knox have both been in the 1:01s this season, with Mastromatteo clocking 1:01.37 at the Pan Ams in October and Knox hitting a 1:01.90 in early December in Vancouver.


  • Canadian Para Record SB5: 2:01.19, Valerie Drapeau (2017)
  • Canadian Para Record SB6: 1:42.80, Camille Berube (2021)
  • Canadian Para Record SB9: 1:16.93, Jessica Sloan (2000)
  1. Yang Tan – SB6 (OAK), 1:46.49 (722 points)
  2. Ruby Stevens – SB5 (RCAQ), 2:20.62 (449 points)
  3. Meghan Calhoun – SB9 (OSAC), 1:40.28 (431 points)

Oakville’s Yang Tan put up para 722 points with her 1:46.49 clocking in the women’s 100 breast, taking the top seed by a wide margin.

Tan owns a PB of 1:42.16 set in 2020.


  • Canadian Para Record SB13: 1:16.50, Caleb Arndt (2017)
  1. Caleb Arndt – SB13 (NEW), 1:20.43 (566 points)

Newmarket’s Caleb Arndt was the sole competitor in the men’s para 100 breast, touching in 1:20.43. Classified as SB13 in the event, his best time of 1:16.50 was set in August 2023.


  • Canadian Record: 4:25.87, Summer McIntosh (2023)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 4:38.53
  1. Mabel Zavaros (MAC), 4:48.16
  2. Tessa Cieplucha (MAC), 4:51.81
  3. Kamila Blanchard (PCSC), 4:57.06
  4. Laila Oravsky (BTSC), 4:57.21
  5. Maya Bezanson (ESWIM), 4:58.83
  6. Taira Vroom (BTSC), 5:01.23
  7. Helen Anne Sava (RAMAC), 5:01.59
  8. Amy Chai (MAC), 5:04.12
  9. Huini Xu (MAC), 5:04.26
  10. Peyton Leigh (BROCK), 5:04.33

Mabel Zavaros and Tessa Cieplucha towered over the field in the women’s 400 IM, setting up an intriguing battle in tonight’s final.

Zavaros advanced first in a time of 4:48.16, using superior back and free splits relative to Cieplucha to advance more than three seconds ahead.

Zavaros, a University of Florida pro, is racing the event for the first time since setting a PB of 4:40.49 in June.

Cieplucha, the 2021 SC world champion in the event, touched in 4:51.81 for the #2 seed. She is coming off making the final at the 2024 World Championships, where she clocked 4:40.80 to lead the prelims.


  • Canadian Record: 4:11.41, Brian Johns (2008)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 4:12.50
  1. Jacob Gallant (FAST), 4:27.00
  2. Charles Heisig (MACC), 4:28.43
  3. Jordi Vilchez (BTSC), 4:30.61
  4. Carter Scheffel (BRANT), 4:34.62
  5. Davis Dunham (MACC), 4:41.36
  6. Diego De La Torre Clavel (ACS), 4:42.44
  7. Rowen Uy (NYAC), 4:43.74
  8. Zachary McLeod (WDSC), 4:44.44
  9. Yegor Semenyuk (NG), 4:44.92
  10. Jaques Harrison (CREST), 4:46.34

University of Toronto swimmer Jacob Gallant (representing his home Fredericton Aquanauts) advanced first in the men’s 400 IM in a time of 4:27.00, joined by only Charles Heisig sub-4:30.

Gallant separated himself on the breaststroke leg, and is coming in with some momentum after winning the U SPORTS title last month in 4:22.88.

Heisig, an American from SwimMAC Carolina, was just shy of his personal best time in 4:28.43, having set his PB of 4:28.27 last month.


  1. Mia West (MANTA), 27.45
  2. Victoria Raymond (UNVAR), 27.94
  3. Zora Ripkova (ORCAB), 28.09
  4. Gabrielle Beasse (CAMO), 28.20
  5. Anna Hadjiloizou (GTCH), 28.44
  6. Lila Bleakney (GGST), 28.43
  7. Ainsley McMurray (CSLA), 28.65
  8. Eva Kovaluk (CAMO), 28.66
  9. Caroline Carruthers (ESWIM), 28.71
  10. Claire Christie (GGST), 28.81

Manta’s Mia West led the women’s 50 fly heats in a time of 27.45, with the 17-year-old owning a best of 27.32 from last August. She was also a semi-finalist in the event at the 2023 World Juniors.

Joining West sub-28 was Victoria Raymond, who dipped under the barrier for the fourth time in her career in 27.94. Raymond owns a PB of 27.53 from August 2023.


  1. Eric Ginzburg (RAMAC), 24.39
  2. Alexandre Perreault (OTTSC), 24.78
  3. Justice Migneault (HPCVN), 24.85
  4. James Ward (UNVAR), 25.09
  5. Glen Omielan (PCSC), 25.18
  6. Kyle Stuckless (MS) / Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS), 25.31
  7. Aidan Hill (MACC) / Dillon Fernando (RAMAC), 25.45
  8. Thomas Pratsch (CASC), 25.47

Ramac’s Eric Ginzburg paced the men’s 50 fly field in 24.39, resetting his personal best time of 24.58 set in January.

Representing York University, Ginzburg was 5th in the 50 fly at U SPORTS last month in 24.73.

Ottawa’s Alexandre Perreault and HPC – Vancouver’s Justice Migneault also cracked 25 seconds, with both swimmers owning best times in the 24-low range.

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2 months ago

Have the finals started with no recap? Or have I got the wrong time?

2 months ago

Just curious why the lanes are cleared after each heat before the next heat begins.

Reply to  Swimfan
2 months ago

Likely practicing protocol for the upcoming OLy trials to see how smooth it runs

2 months ago

Don’t want to get ahead of myself, but could two women actually be fast enough to meet 100 free qualfication times for Paris? Considering this is a morning heat while they are likely still very hard in training, this is somewhat encouraging.

Reply to  KRB
2 months ago

Honestly if all the girls tapers are on for trials we could have 4 girls easily under the standard based off of potential and best times.
It’s refreshing to see the 100 breast a competitive event for Canadian woman.

2 months ago

There was an 11 year old girl entered in 400IM.She not only made finals but went faster than any 11 year old in Canadian history…..thats pretty good ..no??

Reply to  Bob
2 months ago

5:04 for an 11 year old seems really quick and impressive.

Reply to  Justin
2 months ago

Annie Xu, cleaned up at Ontario provincials in March breaking a lot of Summer’s (and others’) records ranging from 100 fr to 800 fr and the IMs. Her 2:08 200 fr seemed the most impressive.

Last edited 2 months ago by Swumswims
Reply to  Bob
2 months ago

I think she also goes by Annie. Some posters were mentioning her last month I think, mentioning she’s broken some of Summer’s provincial records. Exciting!

2 months ago

Can we get the top 10 listed since they’re using all lanes for finals?

2 months ago

the results are up now

2 months ago

No updated results at 10:50 since women’s 50 back?

Reply to  CanuckSwimFan
2 months ago

Splash Manager is atrocious. Wish meet mobile was multi lingual.

Reply to  Oldswimdad
2 months ago

Atrocious is too kind of a word.

Lion Swim
Reply to  Oldswimdad
2 months ago

Might be a hot take but IF SplashMe is functioning properly (big IF lol) I actually prefer it to Meet Mobile since it interfaces with swimrankings.net to give accurate Season-Bests and Lifetime-Bests all in the app, whereas Meet Mobile just gives you entry times.

Reply to  CanuckSwimFan
2 months ago

You poor guys probably bought your ‘live results’ system from Swimming Australia 🙁

Bo Swims
Reply to  Oceanian
2 months ago

No Splash is home grown…

2 months ago

Outside smoke tonight

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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